Become a Member - Illinois Venture Capital Association
Become a Member

Become an IVCA Member

As an IVCA member, you enjoy numerous membership benefits, including:

  • Strong legislative advocacy related to critical industry issues
  • Access to IVCA sponsored events, especially members-only events, eight to twelve per year
  • Regular networking opportunities
  • Bi-weekly E-newsletter
  • Member access to the IVCA website,, which includes a database search function for other members and non-members of both venture capital and private equity firms as well as professional service providers.
  • Inclusion in our annual Membership Directory, printed at the beginning of each year.
  • "Real-time" information for your company on our website

If you’re interested in joining the IVCA, please use one of the following membership applications:

Membership Types & Dues Information

Investor Members

Annual Dues

In-State Firms   $3,000
Firms Outside of Illinois  $1,500

IVCA’s Investor Members include:

  • Venture capital and private equity investors responsible for managing a pool or fund of capital.
  • Corporate divisions with a dedicated pool of capital to invest on behalf of the company as a whole.

Investor membership includes an unlimited number of individual memberships for the firm.

Service Provider Members

Annual dues  $3,000

Service provider membership is designed for for-profit business entities with a strong business relevancy to the venture capital or private equity profession.

Service provider membership includes 2 individual memberships for the firm.

Academic Members

Annual dues  $1,000

This level of membership is designed for universities and/or laboratories with some business relevancy to the venture capital or private equity profession.

Academic membership includes 2 individual memberships for the university.

Applications may be submitted online (above) or you can download the form below and email or fax.

Please download the appropriate application, print, and complete all pages.


Please email or fax the completed application to Maura O'Hara at [email protected]

The IVCA Membership Committee will review your application and notify you. If invited to join, an invoice for dues will accompany your acceptance letter.
Please make checks payable to the "Illinois Venture Capital Association".  You can also pay the membership fee with a credit card.  We accept American Express, Mastercard or VISA.  Please contact Kathy Pyne at 312.241.1620 to process a credit card payment.